diesis

noun
di·​esis | \ ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce diesis (audio) \
plural dieses\ ˈdī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce dieses (audio) \

Definition of diesis

First Known Use of diesis

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diesis

probably from Italian, sharp (in music), symbol for a sharp, from Medieval Latin, quarter tone, from Latin, from Greek, from diiēnai to send through, from dia- + hienai to send — more at jet

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The first known use of diesis was circa 1706

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